Durham v Australia A, Tour match, Chester-le-Street, 1st day August 1, 2012

McDermott, Wood shine as wickets tumble

Australia A 111 for 6 (Wood 4-22) trail Durham 197 (McDermott 4-38) by 86 runs

Sixteen wickets fell on the first day of Australia's A second tour match, with Alister McDermott, son of former Australia international Craig, claiming figures of 4 for 38. Slow left-armer Jon Holland also took three wickets, as Durham were dismissed for 197 but that looked a decent score after the tourists lost their top six for less than 100.

Tim Paine and Nathan Coulter-Nile were the batsmen fighting save the Australia A innings, after Mark Wood claimed 4 for 22 in his eight overs. Opener Liam Davis made 40 as Australia A reached 69 for 1 before losing five wickets for 25 runs.

Having narrowly failed to win their opening three-day match against Derbyshire, Australia A made five changes to the side for their trip to the north east. Three of those were bowlers, and McDermott, Holland and Coulter-Nile claimed nine wickets between them as no one made more than Johann Myburgh's 34 for Durham.